After being raised as the only child (a daughter) of a sportsman father, I enjoy nature and being outdoors, but in my own way. Not hunting & fishing as I did with my father, but canoeing, sailing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and taking photographs. I joined REI while living in Oregon in the early 70s to get the best gear for my adventures. Then life and career slowed down my outdoor pursuits. When I wised up and got back to nature, of course I turned to REI but in another state! In the store checkout line, the cashier asked if I was a member. I told him I used to be. He smiled and said then you still are! Now in my 70s and living near a different ocean I'm still an REI member with many happy memories and a lifetime of love for REI and the adventures your gear made possible.
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